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Do you know what your rights and responsibilities are under the law? While you may not be an attorney, it’s important to know the law and how it affects you.
The SC Bar Public Services Division is sponsoring “Law School for Non-Lawyers,” a program that gives the public an overview of our legal system and insight into common legal problems. There will be two locations in the Upstate for the public to attend. The series is on Thursday evenings, Sept. 11 through Oct. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Tri-County Technical College. The deadline to enroll is Thursday, Sept. 6 at noon. Register here.
The next series is on Thursday evenings, Sept. 18 through Oct. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Spartanburg Community College. The deadline to enroll is Thursday, Sept. 13 at noon. Register here.
The course will cover the following topics:
- Overview of state courts and alternative dispute resolution
- Juvenile justice and overview of child protection hearings
- Family law, real estate and landlord-tenant law
- Wills, estates and probate; health care; and elder law
- S.C. workers’ compensation and employment law
- Bankruptcy law, consumer law and debt collection
- Criminal law and torts law
“Law School for Non-Lawyers is an excellent opportunity for the public to gain a better understanding of how the legal system works,” said Cindy Coker, SC Bar Public Services Director. “The program provides the public with tools to make better, more-informed decisions about their legal issues.”